Immigrants are a crucial part of Virginia’s economy and community.

Business-based Immigration

As talented and skilled employees, ambitious entrepreneurs, significant taxpayers, and good neighbors, immigrants are a crucial part of the U.S.’s economy, making a vital contribution that benefits everyone. 

At Poarch Thompson Law, we work with companies, corporate counsel, HR executives, investors and owners as  well as individuals looking for new opportunities.

Because we understand the agile, real-time needs of businesses and business owners seeking to work or attract foreign workers, we work well with both privately owned business owners and large multinationals in a jargon-free, straight-talking way. Our team of attorneys will ensure that you have confidence and control over your immigration requirements. 

Business Creation and Foreign Investment

If you represent a foreign entity that wants to establish business in the United States, business creation should be central to your plan. You need to select the right business, based on your current organizational structure, tax concerns, and the type of business you wish to be involved in while in the United States.

E-Visas

An E-1 visa or an E-2 visa, otherwise known as treaty investor visas and trader treaty visas, can allow you to enter the United States so that you can carry out your business. 

Employment Green Cards

You can get a green card, or a permanent resident card, on the basis of your employment with a U.S. company. At Poarch Thompson Law, our experienced immigration attorneys can answer all of your questions about getting an employment-based green card.

Employer
Compliance

Employers are responsible for verifying their employee’s identity and eligibility to work in the United States. You must complete an I-9 form for your employees and should take other precautions to protect yourself from the negative consequences of immigration non-compliance.

EB-5 Visas (Investment Green Cards)

EB-5 visas, also called investment visas, allow those who are willing to invest a significant amount of money in the United States to become lawful permanent residents (or to get a green card).

Specialty Occupation Visas (H-1B)

The H-1B specialty visa is for non-immigrants who have gained employment with a U.S. company in a specialty occupation. In order to get an H-1B specialty visa, you need a job offer from a U.S. company and to meet several requirements.

Immigration
Appeals

Sometimes USCIS makes mistakes in your adjudication or intractable delays require you to take action in the court system. Other times, litigation or appeal is necessary to preserve your right to remain in the U.S. 

L1A /
L1B Visas

The L-1 visas are two types of visas a corporation can use to transfer specialty workers, managers or executives to the United States. 

Notices of
Intent to Deny

After you submit a petition or application to USCIS, they may respond in a number of ways. Sometimes, they use requests for evidence (RFE) and notices of intent to deny (NOID) to alert you to problems with your application or petition. Both of these hurdles can be successfully overcome, especially with the help of an experienced immigration attorney.

Requests
for Evidence

After you submit a petition or application to USCIS, they may respond in a number of ways. Sometimes, they use requests for evidence (RFE) and notices of intent to deny (NOID) to alert you to problems with your application or petition. Both of these hurdles can be successfully overcome, especially with the help of an experienced immigration attorney.

Religious
Worker Visa

Those who would like to come to the United States to work as a minister or work in another religious role may use the R-1 visa. 

TN Visa
(NAFTA)

The TN visa is a non-immigrant visa allowing Canadian and Mexican professionals to enter the United States for work. Your eligibility and application process differ depending on whether you are Canadian or Mexican. 

“Christine has been amazing - after another lawyer completely messing up a case - Christine was able to restore our faith in immigration attorneys with her brilliance, insight, professionalism & totally redeem the case! Such a great person to work with as well- totally recommend her!”

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The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.